Gold & Pioneer Event 2008

James Bond Villain Collection Launch / Plastic Royale Event (25 years of Swatch watches)

7 to 10-SEP-2008, Bregenz, Austria

This year, the traditional Gold & Pioneer Swatch The Club event was linked to a huge "surprise" collection launch event in Bregenz, Austria.  Of course, almost every collector arriving on 7-SEP in Bregenz already knew about the "surprise" collection:  The new James Bond Villain Swatch Collection would be presented on 8-SEP to about 300-400 journalists from all over the world during a press conference.

About 135 collectors from all over the world (including USA, Japan, Malaysia and almost every european country) met in the late afternoon of 7-SEP in four different hotels in Dornbirn or Götzis near Bregenz (all the good hotels in Bregenz were booked for the journalists :-)  Before going out to dinner, we shared already the first stories about Swatch watches from the recent months.  Some collectors even had made it into the newspapers:

At 6pm, the buses picked us up and dropped us off in Bregenz for a dinner cruise on Lake Constance.  As you can see, the ship was decorated in style:

During the whole event, the weather was perfect and sunny, so we enjoyed a beautiful sunset during the evening cruise:

We had a nice buffet, lots of nice talking, and an enjoyable evening.  So many stories to share...

Skander (head of Swatch The Club Intl.) giving his welcome speech

During the evening, the lottery for the G&P kiosk was also held.  This time, plastic card with individual entrance times for the kiosk were distributed:

The famous harbour entrance of Lindau

Around midnight, the buses dropped us off again at our hotels.

Click here to read page 2 ("Plastic Royale" press conference) of my report from the G&P Event 2008.

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